Professional designation

The lack of national standards for diversity and inclusion professionals in Canada makes it challenging for employers and employees to demonstrate the value added by diversity and inclusion professionals to their organizations. Over the past year, a national 10-person Advisory Committee of diversity professionals in consultation with more than 200 diversity and inclusion professionals across Canada has defined the key competencies for this quickly growing area of specialization. CCDI is now working to develop a robust certification infrastructure.

Expect to see the Canadian Certified Inclusion Practitioner (CCIP)™ designation roll out January 2017.

Interested to learn more about the CCIP when more information becomes available – contact us.

CCIP™ advisory committee:

Josephine Ho
Manager, Organizational Effectiveness, Diversity & Inclusion
Home Depot 
Wade King
Advisor – Safe Disclosure & Human Rights
University of Alberta
Mila Lazarova
Associate Professor, International Business and Canada Research Chair in Global Workforce Management
Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University
Jodi Fick-Dryka
Diversity Coordinator
City of Saskatoon 
Shazia McCormick
Director, Culture & Inclusion
Amber Northcut
Advisor III, Diverse & Inclusive Workplaces and Agrium Women’s Leadership Group
Agrium Inc. 
Chantal Dugas
General Manager, Linguistic Affairs and Diversity
Air Canada
Joanne Callahan
Talent Management
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro – a Nalcor Energy company


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